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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Are 'An Opportunity For New Discoveries'

METALLICA will perform a pair of shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, on Friday, September 6, and Sunday, September 8. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, mark the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Lyric Video For Solo Song 'Shine'

The official lyric video for the song "Shine" from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track is taken from his tenth solo album, aptly titled "Ten", which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided ...

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Watch Trailer For METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

On October 9, METALLICA will bring "S&M²", a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original "S&M" concerts, album, and film that also commemorates the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to San Francisco's waterfront. This one-night-only event will be shown in over 3,000 movie theaters around the world. A new ...

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Video: STEVEN ADLER's ADLER'S APPETITE Performs At Rainbow Bar & Grill

Fan-filmed video footage of ADLER'S APPETITE's September 1 performance at Rainbow Bar & Grill's "Backyard Bash" can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user " xgabex"). ADLER'S APPETITE's current lineup includes former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler alongside Ariel Kamin, the singer of Argentinian GN'R tribute band SON OF A GUN, plus guitarists Michael ...

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PHIL RIND On Departure Of Founding SACRED REICH Member JASON RAINEY: 'It's A Real Heartbreaking Thing'

Michael Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why founding member and longtime guitarist Jason Rainey departed SACRED REICH earlier this year: Phil: "Unfortunately, ...

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OSCAR DRONJAK Says HAMMERFALL Wants To Make The 'Perfect Heavy Metal Album' Every Time

In an interview with EMP Spain prior to their appearance at this year's Leyendas Del Rock festival in Villena, Spain, guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL delved deep into the writing and recording process for their latest studio album, "Dominion". Like in previous interviews, Dronjak cited the stress-free and well-planned nature of the "Dominion" ...

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KING'S X Cancels European Tour Due To Family Emergency

KING'S X has announced the cancelation of its previously announced European tour due to a family emergency. The band says in a statement: "We are truly heartbroken that we will not be able to see all of our European fans, as we have been clamouring for these dates since we announced them. We would like ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist On Inviting WOLFGANG VAN HALEN To Play Drums On His Solo Record: 'He Can Do It All'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery recently spoke with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:34 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who produced SEVENDUST's 2018 album "All I See Is War": Clint: "We had some mutual friends that ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On The Group's Early Years: 'We Kept Writing, And We Got Good At' It

Following DIAMOND HEAD's performance at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, guitarist Brian Tatler spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's early years: Brian: "We were all at school, and my older brother played ...

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Video: STEVEN ADLER's ADLER'S APPETITE Performs At Iowa State Fair

Fan-filmed video footage of ADLER'S APPETITE's August 14 performance at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Scott WDSM"). ADLER'S APPETITE's current lineup includes former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler alongside Ariel Kamin, the singer of Argentinian GN'R tribute band SON OF A GUN, plus ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Says GRAHAM BONNET Was 'Offended' By 'Revelation' Album Cover

Michael Schenker spoke to Metal-Rules.com about the provocative cover artwork for the first two albums from his MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project. While the artwork for 2018's "Resurrection" recreated "The Last Supper", the late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, 2019's "Revelation" features an oil painting-style cover that recreates the ancient ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Takes You Behind The Scenes Of This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival (Video)

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has uploaded a 14-minute video blog featuring behind-the-scenes footage from this year's edition of the Wacken Open Air festival, which was held August 1-3 in Wacken, Germany. Check it out below. QUEENSRŸCHE's latest album, "The Verdict", was released in March via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and ...

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Has SLIPKNOT's TORTILLA MAN Finally Been Unmasked?

Some fans believe that they have finally figured out the identity of SLIPKNOT's newest member — the percussionist nicknamed "Tortilla Man." Tortilla Man joined SLIPKNOT three months ago, when he was first featured in the video for comeback single "Unsainted". Since then, there has been much speculation about his name, with some SLIPKNOT fans getting ...

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